Kelly Floro

Oh hey there! I'm Ibex, the lead writer and content editor of this site. Before I started working for The Trek, I thru-hiked the AT and explored many other incredible trails around North America. I mostly spend my spare time scheming new adventures and inadvertently setting my hair on fire while cooking.

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Join Us Today For an Instagram Live AMA with Jeff “Legend” Garmire

Join Us Today For an Instagram Live AMA with Jeff “Legend” Garmire

The Trek will host a live Instagram AMA (Ask Me Anything) today, September 11th, with Jeff "Legend" Garmire. Join us on Instagram at 5pm ET/2pm PT to

Sep 11, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Wildfires spreading ferociously across the West have shut down national forests and most of the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. Fires

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

The Appalachian Trail State by State Overview: Highlights, Hiker Tips, Maps, and More

Those who have hiked the Appalachian Trail agree: there's simply no other trail like it in the world. It may not be the longest footpath of them all,

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Breaks Colorado Trail FKT

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Breaks Colorado Trail FKT

Jeff “Legend” Garmire has broken the unsupported speed record for a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail, completing the west to east hike in nine days,

Sep 6, 2020 : Kelly Floro
It’s OK to Grieve the Loss of Your 2020 Thru-Hike

It’s OK to Grieve the Loss of Your 2020 Thru-Hike

Dear readers, Some of you have recently reached out to decry 2020 NOGO hikers who have claimed to experience grief at the sudden cancellation of

Sep 4, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The 10 Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking in 2020

The 10 Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking in 2020

Your headlamp might be tiny, but chances are it's one of the most crucial pieces of gear you own. Whether you're a consummate night hiker or you just

Sep 3, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Meet the Eating Disorder Survivor Crushing Miles on the PCT

Meet the Eating Disorder Survivor Crushing Miles on the PCT

Sarah Mabee didn’t know she’d be hiking part of the Pacific Crest Trail this year. Nine months ago she didn’t have ambitions to hike any long trail,

Sep 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maryland

There's a reason Maryland is one of the most popular states among Appalachian Trail section hikers. It’s just 40 miles in length, making it ideal for

Sep 1, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Begins Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Begins Colorado Trail FKT Attempt

Jeff “Legend” Garmire set out on the Colorado Trail at 6:52 MST Friday morning with a 32-pound pack and an ambitious goal to thru-hike the entire

Aug 28, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Appalachian Trail State Profile: West Virginia

Appalachian Trail State Profile: West Virginia

Of the 14 Appalachian Trail states, West Virginia is the shortest by far. Considering that there are only four (!!) miles of trail through the entire

Aug 28, 2020 : Kelly Floro